Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Ginchi heartland of #Oromoprotests
Courtesy of Finfine Tribune
“On November 12, 2015, residents and students of Ginchi town in western Oromia broke their long-held silence by openly protesting against the impending cutting down of the local Chilimo old-growth forest as well as the Addis Ababa Master Plan;
Ginchi’s courageous stance against the Tigrean-led Ethiopian Federal Government’s plans, which the protesters see as ‘evil plans against Oromia and the Oromo people,’ continues to inspire all Oromos across Oromia to join the protests as one of the most sustained and resilient protest movements in Ethiopia … “
The history-making Ginchi protest has been recognized as the spark that started the #Oromoprotest!